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Things to do

The Bull's Head is a family run inn offering excellent food and drink and comfortable Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Castleton, Derbyshire, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Situated in the beautiful Hope Valley, we are surrounded by some of the most breathtaking natural views in the whole of the UK. This makes us an ideal base for exploring the many different attractions the Peak District has to offer. We are located in the centre of the village of Castleton with fine views of Mam Tor and Peveril Castle, which overlooks the village of Castleton.

The four major caverns of the area - Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff mine and Blue John Mine - which are major tourist attractions, are all within walking distance. Castleton is the ONLY source of the famous 'Blue John' stone, which is sold at several outlets in the village. There is also a small museum devoted to this stone - the 'Ollerenshaw Collection'. The Hotel is a natural haven for anyone doing a walking holiday. From the doorstep it is a fine walk up Mam Tor, the 'Shivering Mountain', which overlooks the end of the Hope Valley.

Or you could walk over Hollins Cross to the nearby Edale Valley, or make a circuit over the low hills of Back Tor and Lose Hill. In fact, there are magnificent walks in every direction, with long and short walks starting from Castleton or nearby Edale, which is a five minute drive away.

A little further afield, Kinder Scout is the pinnacle of hills in the Peak District - a magnet for serious walkers. This is usually approached via Edale, but the more energetic could even walk from the Bulls Head.


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The Caverns of Castleton - always worth a visit when you come to Castleton.
www.bluejohnstone.com
www.speedwellcavern.co.uk

 english_heritage.jpg Peveril Castle in Castlton - An early Norman fortress mentioned in the Domesday book,
the castle ruins sit on the outskirts of Castleton and are well worth a visit
www.english-heritage.org.uk


 cocoa_dance_1.jpg Cocoa Dance - Hand chocolates from the Peak District - come and enjoy making your
own.
www.cocoadance.com
 
 castleton_museum.jpg Castleton Historical Society Museum - see collections from the parish of Castleton over the ages
www.castletonhistorical.co.uk
 chatsworth.jpg Chatsworth House, the home of the Dukes of Devonshire,
is one of the Peak District's premium tourist attractions
www.chatsworth.org

 haddonhall.gif Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house belonging to the Dukes of Rutland,
is another major attraction in the area
www.haddonhall.co.uk

 eyam_hall.jpg Eyam Hall, the historic Derbyshire home of the Wright family.
The current family is the latest in a long line of Wrights
who have been fortunate enough to live in this beautiful house for over 300 years.
www.eyamhall.co.uk

The Plague village of Eyam, which went into voluntary quarantine in 1665 when the Plague
was inadvertently introduced from London via some second-hand clothes, is a great place to visit.
 There is a small museum and you can walk around the village following markers for the Plague.